PARL in Davao City conducts Bible Seminar
May 26, 2018 • in News & Events
After a eek of evangelistic series in Catalunan Grande, Davao City, 56 people decided to surrender their lives to Jesus through baptism and became new members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
Themed “Health, Family Life, and Bible Seminar,” the seminar was sponsored by the Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL), headed by Pastor Seth Suan, director of PARL in Davao Mission together with the Adventist employees in the government.
“The officers of the PARL, particularly in Davao City have so much confidence to conduct this meeting, with the support of the SPUC PARL department, Davao Mission, and also the local church members, we were able to baptized 56 individuals as a result of this evangelism series,” Suan said. “This effort will not be successful without the help of the brethren and their prayers.”
The initiative was in line with the program of the world church, “Total Member Involvement” which encourages all church members to share their hope in Jesus to others. This was also the reason or the motivation why the members were very active in helping this evangelistic program.
Before the meeting, medical teams from Loma Linda University and Adventist University of the Philippines conducted a medical mission. This fueled the interest of the people to attend the evangelistic meetings everyday. Pastor Joel Arbias, district pastor of the Catalunan Grande, said, “I am so glad that we have visitors who helped us conduct the medical outreach for five days, and because of them, many people were interested in attending and listening during healthlecture,”chersaid.e said.
Arbias extended his word of thanks to the PARL department of Davao Mission. He also thanked the church members of his district for their untiring support to the program and living the principle of the Total Member Involvement.
“We praise the Lord and the church members who have supported this work. The success of this evangelistic meeting would not be possible without the support of everybody,” he added. (Vecente Macalua/Photo by AdventistMedia)